10 Ways to Instantly Look Taller (No Heels Required, Promise!) 

For women looking to add a bit of height, heels are a blessing. But by the end of the night, they can feel like a curse. While there's no denying the flattering effect of a good stiletto, who says they're the only way to look taller? It's all about creating long lines and playing with proportion. Whether you're petite and need a boost or want to make a statuesque figure look even longer, here's how. 

Patrice J. Williams Aug, 19, 2016

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The sweet spot for universally flattering pants then is definitely ankle length. $38, nordstrom.com.

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Even the shortest of legs can benefit from a mini skirt. $40, zara.com.

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Hiking up the waistline of your jeans or shorts makes your legs look long and lean. $25, hm.com.

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These panels are super flattering to your waist. $22, dressbarn.com.

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If you're extra petite, an oversized tote will make you look even smaller. But a midsize, crossbody bag is the way to go. $70, ninewest.com.

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Rocking a single hue from head to toe creates a long, continuous line. $111, eloquii.com.

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Pleats are fun and feminine but those lines also have the power to lengthen. $30, topshop.com.

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The same way nude heels create the illusion of longer legs, pointy toe flats offer the same lengthening effect. $18, payless.com.

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The plunge of a v-neck makes your neck look longer and draws the eye up. $11, oldnavy.com.

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While many women shy away from horizontal stripes, vertical ones are always a win. $61, zappos.com.


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